Best Time to Visit South Africa

Guest Contribution On the Southernmost tip of the African continent lies a destination that can be enjoyed year-round. South Africa is known to be a country that boasts many hot and sunny days, with comfortably cool nights.  While the country has varying climates throughout, there is no bad month to take in the beauty of South Africa. It simply depends on what you want out of your trip.   Here is our guide to help you plan the perfect time for your South African escape. And to help you travel to…

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Kenya: Sky News Pulls Down KQ Stowaway Report After Shivonje Emerges

An investigative report by British broadcaster Sky News, that had ‘confirmed’ the identity of the stowaway who fell from a Kenya Airways plane in London, has been pulled down. The website link to the investigative piece posted on the Sky News website now returns a “page not found” error. “We’re sorry. The page you are looking for cannot be found. You may have followed a broken or outdated link, or there may be an error on our site,” Google reports. Further link analysis using Google tools reveal a status code…

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Zimbabwe: Breaking News – 96 Hours of Dry Taps For Bulawayo Residents

Cape Town — The City of Bulawayo has moved to tighten its water rationing schedule from 72 to 96 hours a week as water levels continue to decline in its dams. In a statement, the City Council said the decision to adjust its schedule was due to several challenges the local authority has been experiencing in the past weeks which include power cuts and an increase in  water consumption levels. “The City of Bulawayo would like to advise members of public of the review of the current 72-hour weekly water…

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Kenya: U.S. Cites Overwhelming Evidence Against Wako

A day after banning former Attorney-General Amos Wako from entering the United States, the State Department now says there is overwhelming evidence of corruption. A US official said the graft allegations against Mr Wako, his wife Flora Ngaira and son Julius Wako, took place while the Busia senator was still the AG. CRIMINAL JUSTICE But when contacted by the Nation for details of the allegations Tuesday, the Americans said they “will not be providing further particulars on the case”. “While the law does not explicitly define significant corruption, we generally…

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Africa: Two Nigerian Innovators Shortlisted for Africa Prize

Two Nigerian innovators have been shortlisted for the 2020 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, run by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering, which recognizes ambitious African innovators who are developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges. The 16-strong shortlist was announced today in Cape Town, South Africa. Aisha Raheem’s Farmz2U is a software platform that helps farmers and families prevent food waste and enhance nutrition, while Victor Boyle-Komolafe’s Garbage In Value Out (GIVO) automates and digitizes the collection, processing and sale of recyclable materials. Ms Raheem and Mr Boyle-Komolafe hope…

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Live Blog: From Atlanta, the Democratic Debate

The debate stage is prepared for the upcoming Democratic Presidential Debate hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 19, 2019. – The debate is scheduled for November 20. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images What’s up from the ATL! The Root is here in the Dirty South live-blogging from Tyler Perry Studios, home of black excellence and Madea! That this debate is taking place on land that a black man bought should not be lost on anyone, by the way. Again,…

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